Abilene Reporter News, July 29, 1954

Abilene Reporter News

July 29, 1954

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 29, 1954, Abilene, Texas FAIR AND %hotyL/\}K ;ciuin;in;    'J'avwa*"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron TifTT^TlTTTlTr» If £111111 U FINAL VOL. LXXIV, NO. 41 Aaotiaud Prat (AP) ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 29, 1954 -TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS PRICE DAILY 8c, SUNDAY lOe Vandals Raid Peanut Finn; Thieves Busy Damage estimated at $100 was done Wednesday to sacks of feed and seed at King Peanut Co. Vandals victimized the firm, 335 South 11th St., city police said. Officers were investigating Thursday morning. The company reported that sombody climbed over a fence and proceeded to tear up things. Another case of vandalism, four thefts and some bad checks also w^ere being probed Thursday. Rock Through Window Mrs. W. K. Wire, 1602 Pine St., said Thursday morning that someone recently broke a window of her home. Police said a rock was thrown through the window. Thornton Motors, 440 Oak St., said Wednesday afternoon that $45 was stolen there. Dub Wooten, 1350 Amarillo St., reported Wednesday the theft of 50 feet of green garden hose from his address. Value was listed at $6 95 Frank Nevans, 2117 Buffalo Gap Rd„ said Thursday morning that somebody Wednesday night stole all hub caps off his 1954 Mercury. He stated this happened at the Metro Theatre or at his home. Pop Bottles Draped Herman Harrison’s Humble service station. South 11th and Oak Sts., reported Wednesday afternoon the theft of several wrenches. The thief also started away with some pop bottles but dropped them.    „    . E L. Clark, Cities Service Oil Co.. North Third St. and Tread-away Blvd., told police he received $15 worth of worthless checks. Juvenile authorities are working with city police on the King Peanut Co., investigation. Senate Debate Slated on McCarthy U.S. STAYS HOME Kremlin Uncorks Choicest Vodko BEAUTIES BEGIN CAREERS—Miriam Stevenson, center, 21-year-old beauty from Winnsboro, S.C., who won both the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe titles last week, and her two runners-up, Martha Rocha, left, Miss Brazil, and Virginia Lee, right. Miss Hong Kong, hold aloft the movie contracts to which they were signed. Miss Stev-a 6-month contract and the others 13-week the movie enson got contracts. MOSCOW yPL-The Kremlin chiefs uncorked their choicest Vodka last night to honor Chinese Premier Chou En-lai and Vietminh Deputy Premier Pham Van Dong, triumph-ally touring homeward from the Geneva conference. Toasts by the dozen to peace and coexistence were hoisted at a gala reception given by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov for^ about 1,000 persons, including 'Western diplomats and newsmen. The get-friendly theme was pitched mainly at British Ambas- Adlai May Speak For Yarborough 7,852 Abilenians Get Chest X-Rays By noon 'Kiursday, only 7,582 Abilenians and residents of Taylor Coui^y had their chest X-rayed at the free X-ray unit stationed at Thornton’s Department Store, ^uth Fourth and Oak Sts. Only two more days remain m which to get a free chest X-ray. This figure is far under the total of 11,893 persons who had X-rays during a three week period last year. The X-ray unit, from the State Health Dept., began operations July 13 and will close at 6 p.m. Saturday. The unit is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and there is no waiting in line, Arnold Delgado, X-ray technician, said. Bell Negotiations' Enter Fourth Day ST. LOUIS UP — Negotiations between Southwestern BeU Telephone Co. and the CIO Communications Workers union moved into their fourth day today in an effort to reach a new contract._ BRIEF RESPITE Heat Due Again After Drop to 99 Hello, Heat. Thought you were gone when the thermometer hobbled down to 99 degrees Wednesday-the first time in 12 days. But feel you’re back-on every sidewalk and in every shining ray, now that the clouds disappeared Thursday, Abilene’s weatherman says you should get cooking again today at around 100 degrees, but will turn the burner down to 78 degrees tonight. But we're hospitable folks, even unto the end of our day. Welcome back. And, oh yes, the weatherman laid, “No rain in sight.” By CLAYTON HICKERSON Associated Press Staff Ralph Yarborough sent his campaign for governor down the long run-off trail Thursday after President ELsenhower told a news conference that Gov. Allan Shivers was a friend of hil ^ 1^®^ governor. There were indlctilons that boOi major candidates in the 1952 prw-Idential election might take sorne part in the show-down Democratic run-off primary between Yarborough and Shivers Aug. 28. In Houston, the "Postcard” column in the Houston Post, written by George Fuermann, began Thursday with the assertion that "Adlai Stevenson may be invited to Texas for a series of talks supporting Yarborough.” Pleased By Support Eisenhower said Shivers is a friend he likes and admires and that he is pleased he had Shivers’ support in the 1952 election. The governor had made no p*.?b-lic move through Wednesday in the battle for ballots that will name Texas’ governor for the next two years. Yarborough met in Austin Wednesday with an estimated 350 to 400 campaign workers from all over Texps. The Yarborough supporters "generated lots (rf enthusiasm and were freely predicting victory.” Shivers, bidding for an unprecedented third elective term, led the Austin attorney in last Saturday’s Democratic primary by a vote of 666,226 to 642.374. The count was the latest from the unofficial Texas Election Bureau. Pep RaUy For Workers The Yarborough “pep rally” in Austin was for campaign workers only. The candidate said he was "amazed” at the response county campaign managers gave invitations to the meeting. The strategy meeting resulted in a decision that Yarborough should continue to hit hard on the third term and "party politics—GOP versus Democrat” issues. Bob Sawtelle of San Antonio, Yarborough’s campaign manager, said several thousand dollars in campaign funds were collected at the meeting. “This will have to be a campaign for the liberation of Texas,” Yarborough . told his supporters, "to liberate it from the political machine now in control and give it back to the people.” Party leaders on both sides of the conservative - liberal fence were busy planning and Bttting up Saturday’s county pemocratlc conventions. ContmUiee Named At Houston, a six-member committee was named Wednesday to settle contested precinct delegations for the Harris County convention. County Democratic Chairman Bob Tucker said there may be as many as 30 precincts with contesting delegations. The Harris County executive committee has voted to accept the state executive committee ruling that the strength of precinct delegations should be determined by the combined Republican and Democratic vote Shivers received in the 1952 general election. Anti-Shivers forces in Harris County claim a 4-to-3 majority among delegates to the county convention. In Harrison County, at Marshall, Dist. Judge Sam B. Hall Friday will hear a petition for a permanent injunction to bar delegates named at three “rump” precinct conventions. The so-caUed rump delegations resulted last Saturday when Shivers’ backers walked out of three of the four Harrison County precinct meetings. In other political developments: Asst. State Atty. Gen. Eugene Brady said a spot check of votes in Jim Wells and Brooks Counties showed no apparent irregularities in Saturday’s voting in turbulent South Texas. The investigation was asked by Jim Wells County Atty. Sam Burris who said he suspected fraud. Burris defeated Dist. Atty. Raeburn Norris, the candidate backed by political boss George Parr, for nomination to the 79th judicial district attorney’s post. sador Sir William Hayter, who sat at the head table with the guests of honor and top Russian officials. In a jovial moment toward the end of the party, Soviet Communist Party Secretary Nikita S. Khrushchev raised his glass to the British diplomat. “You British don’t want to capture Leningrad,” Khrushchev said, “and we don’t want to take Glasgow.’* “Leningrad is a very nice town, prettier than Glasgow,’* Hayter smilingly replied. U. S. Embassy officials passed up their invitation to the big Spridanovka House reception. It arrived just a few hours before the party started. The Americans wouldn’t have gone anyway, because the United States does not recognize Chou’s Peiping regime Premier Georgi Malenkov topped the guest list of government lead ers, Moscow bigwigs, foreign diplomats and Western correspondents As the vodka compliments mounted toward half a hundred around the head table, Khrushchev and Internal Trade Minister Anas-tase I. Mikoyan grew especially animated and high spirited. Even after all the guests rose to leave, Khrushchev kept tipping his glass with the British ambas sador in an exchange heard newsmen nearby. “Now we don’t want any war, and w% are not afraid of each other,” the party chief said. SCENIC DANGER SPOT—A series of crevices that ened up on Prospect Point near the brink of the American Falls at Niagara Falls, N.Y., is examined by Keith R. Hopkins, left, principal park superintendent, and Lenus Jacobson of the park staff, shortly before 185,000 tons of rock fell into the gorge. (Story on Pg. 3-B).    _ by EFFECT STARTS ARGUMENT Ike's Support oi Shivers Invites Test oiPopularilY WASHINGTON Uh — President Eisenhower appears to have invited a test of his political popularity in Texas that could reverberate in the fall campaign for control of Congress. The President’s unusual action yesterday in endorsing Gov. Allan Shivers, Texas Democrat who is bidding for a renomination that is normally equivalent to re-electiim, may make Shivers’ connection with the President one of the chief issues in an Aug. 28 runoff primary. Texas Democrats in Washington who asked not to be named dis agreed about the possible effect of Eisenhower’s news conference statement that Shivers has made a good governor. Some thought it might rebound to the benefit of Ralph Yarborough (rf Austin. Yarborough ran 23,^2 $25.000 PLEDGES DELINQUENT C-C to Hire Attorney To Collect ÁFB Fund Board of Directors of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce voted Thursday morning to employ the services of an attorney to help collect delinquent Air Force Base pledges. It also approved a budget of $52,545.34 for the fiscal year 1954-55. About $25,000 in AFB pledges is still unaccounted for, C-C President George Minter Jr. said. In all, $75,000 is still due on the pledges, but a great number of those who pledged to the fund are making monthly or weekly payments on their pledges, he added. The C-C has a little over $11«.-000 of the AFB funds still on hand, Minter said. 'This will be applied on the building of a swimming pool on the base and recreational facilities in town for the airmen, he added. In the original arrangements for bringing Abilene Air Force Base here, the C-C promised that these would be built, W, P. Wright, chairman of the national defense committee, reminded the board. When the $75,000 still due is cd lected, the C-C should have about enough to meet this obligation, Wright added. He pointed out that the small poo! at Carswell AFB had cost abwit $36,000. Lt. Col. Ja<± 0. Brown, liaison officer at the base and ex-officio member of the board, said that . Carswell officers at the base furzi- JUST cow No Damage, Benefit Expected From Storm votes behind Shivers in the first primary last Saturday. Because of votes for other candidates, neither major rival polled a majority, so a runoff is necessary. Other Texans said they believe Eisenhower is just as popular in their state as he was when he carried it by 133,000 vot^ in 1952 and that his public praise will help Shivers.    ,    , Shivers, who backed Eisenhower in the 1^2 presidential race and has maintained close relations with the President, has been under fire in Texas in connection with a personal land deal and an investigation of insurance companies. Texans generally said these matters—^plus Uie action of former Vice President John Gamer in criticizing a third elective tenn bid—may have been more compelling than any issue of party regularity in Shivers’ slide from the 2-1 vote margin he rolled up over Yarborough in 1952. Yarborough had support this year of most Democrats who call themselves liberals.    j Although Eisenhower disclaimed Republican party interest in the outcome of the Shivers-Yarborough runoff, he said he likes and ad mires Shivers, thinks he has been a good governor and was pleased that Shivers had supported him in 1952. Angler Knew He Hooked Big One ST. IVES. England i^A man went fishing for carp here and hooked a cow, name of Lucy. Lucy was grazing among the bulrushes of the River Ouse when she spotted the angler’s gaily colored float yesterday. She chewed up and swallowed float, hook, sinker and 50 feet of line. The angler, out of sight behind a dump of trees, knew he had a big one on, but was unaware it had hooves instead of fins. Other fishermen in the vicinity reported later he made a game attempt to reel Lucy in, but the line broke. At milking time farmer Jerry Anderson saw a length of line trailing from Lucy’s mouth. He pulled out 30 feet of it. A veterinary extracted another 20 feet, plus the float, hook and sinker, and said Lucy would recover. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Texas apparently will get no damage-and little benefit-from Barbara, the second hurricane of the season. A Thusday morning advisory from the New Orleans weather bureau said Barbara never actually reached true hurricane strength —winds of 70 miles an hour and over. The U.S. Weather Bureau also said there was little likelihood that Barbara would repeat the inland performance of the first hurricane, AUce, which caused downpours sending the Rio Grande on a record making rampage. Rains to Spread Heavy rains in southern Louisiana Thursday morning were expected to spread northward during the day and possibly bring showers to the east central and northeast part of East Texas Thursday night and Friday. Elsewhere Thursday Texas was fair and hot with some decrease in temperatures but no real relief from the July heat wave. The 7 a.m. adviswy from New Orleans said Barbara was cen tered about 20 miles southeast of Lake Charles, La., moving north-northwest at abmit 5 miles an hour with Iti highest winds recorded at 50 and 55 miles an hour. Heavy rain fell. 107 mt Presldle Wednesday’s high temperature was 107 degrees at Presidio, the little border city in the Big Bend country. Beaumont, nearest Texas city to the storm’s path had maximum of 87 degrees fw the day, the state's lowest. Dallas’ string of 100 degrees or more temperatures was broken Wednesday at 28 straight days two days shy of a record set in 1952. Big D’s highest temperature Wednesday was 99 degrees. Twice in the last three weeks the city had had temperatures in excess of 110 degrees. Amarillo, Austin and Marfa had light showers Wednesday. Traffic D«afl)S Down CHICAGO iiB-Traffic deaths are down six per cent from last year for the first six months of 1954, the National Safety CouncU said today. WASHINGTON (fv^en. Know-land of California, the Republican leader, said today he will allow “a full dress debate" on proposals that the Senate censure or investigate Sen. McCarthy (R-Wia). It is to begin tomorrow and Knowland said it may also occupy Saturday and Monday sessions. Knowland also told reporters he had nothing to do with a move by Sen. H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) to push aside a motion of censure of McCarthy being pressed by Sen. Flanders (R-Vt). Proposed Commitiee Smith proposed that instead a committee of six senators, with Vice President Nixon acting as chairman, be named to investigate and report next Feb. I on “the alleged good (»• evil of so-called Me-Carthylsm.” Knowland said: “It was his (Smith’s) own idea. No party policy is involved in that.” Smith introduced a resolution for appointment of a committee of toree Republicans and three Democrats. He told the Senate he would seek to substitute it for the Flanders censure resolution. Abandoning Plan Knowland’s decision to permit a full debate meant he was abandoning his previously announced plan for a quick motion to table the Flanders resolution. A motion to table is not debatable. Knowland said “1 have no intention of moving to table” the Flanders motion before Flanders can speak on it, and “I have no intention of letting Sen. Flanders air his views and then move to table.” The result, he said, should be “rather a full discussion.” Knowland said the debate probably "will tie up the legislative program” but that if that’s what senators want, he will allow it. He said: "I came to the conclusion that with the amount of discussion that has been going on up to this point, it might be just as well to have a full dress debate which is what tlw proponents of the (Flanders) resolution want. They shouldn’t complain if they get it.” To Give DemonstratioB Knowland said Flanders and oUwrt “seem to be giving some inference that some in the Senate dwi’t want to stand up and be counted,” and added: “We are going to give a demonstration that no one in the Senate is objecting to making a decision and casting a vote.” In the Senate earlier, Knowland See DEBATE. Pg. ^A, Col. 4 ished part of the labor for that pool, howeer, aside from Hie total cost. To Meet With Panel A group frwn the Eighth Air Force will meet with the board and members of Wright’s committee soon to discuss recreational facilities, personnel maintenance and devel(H>ment, and community relations, C-C Manager Joe Cooley said. French Robertson, chairman of a special committee on Wherry housing for the base, reported on progress of the project, which the C-C hopes to sponsor. He has been in touch with Col. Hal McCord and Undersecretary See FUND, Pg. I-A, CM. I WHAT'S NEWS ON INSIDE PAGES GOODBYE WINNIE? Britoin's pact with Egypt on the Suez Canal Zone offers o chance for Winston Churchill’s foes to oust him. Poge WESTERN PIONEER—The cornel was o pionew settler of the Old West. Why did he die? Poge 7.A. SOX PLAYING—Abilene's Blue Sox ploy the Ploinview Ponies here tonight. Page lO-A, COHN DENIES—Roy Cohn ho declined to serve os personol od visor to Sen. McCarthy. Page 7-B. LOCAL POLITICS — Both sides plan vigorous compoigns here in August. Page 1-B. CITY STUDIES STATE PROPOSAL Shooting Protests ejected by Reds TOKYO (Pi—Peiping radio said today Communist China had re-ccted a U.S. protest over the shooting down of a British airliner off Hainan last Friday with a loss of three Americans. The Communist radio also disclosed that Red China had protested to the United Nations the shooting down of two Chinese planes by U.S. carrier fighters off Hainan Island Sunday. In announcing that the U.S. protest had been reje<rted, Peiping said that two British notes of protest delivered to Uie Chinese foreign ministry Wednesday had been accepts. In its own protest, Peiping detoured diplomatic channels and went direct to the United Nations. South First Parking to End Monday; Widening Pushed THE WEATHER Ü.S. DBPAmTMSIfT OW COMM»CK WEATBSB mvmmkv .-^BILElvrE AND VICINTTY — Cootlattod fair ud iiot today, tmiisfct. and rrtday Hish lK>tli day* near 100 deip-eosi low to-nliht n degrees. NORTH CENTRAL and WEST TEXAS-Partly ck>ud.v with widely scattered after-DOOB and eveniag thandersiiowers this afternoon, toaight and Friday. SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS — Partly ckHidy and hot with widely acattered after> noon and eventaif thunderiAowm tttia aftemooa. tonlght and Friday. TEMPERATURES Wed. P.M. §7 ........ TUvra. A.M. M .. Is» ........ .. 2;»   » ..    I:»       Tl ..    4:M ............ n ..    5;»      7S ...    i:W  ...... 7S ...    7:» ............ M ...    •:»   » ...    »:» ...........  W ...    18;»   •• ...11:»    « 83 ............ 1*5»        •* High and low temperature for M hour* end^ at 6;» a.mj Barometer readtag at 1|:» p.m. Relative toanMJty at lis» ».«. »»- By EARLE WALKER Tilings arc leaping up tor the state’s improvement on U. S. Highway 80 into a multi-lane thoroughfare through Abilene. Starting Monday, all parking on South First St. within the city limits will be forbidden. The City Commission has so «xiCTed by (m*-dinance. Originally the parking ban was set for July 1, birt the commis-sitm postponed it !<«■ om month after hearing arguments opposing the ban. The Texas Highway Department asked that the no-parking rule be made. It said this is necessary in order to jH-ovide the number of movir^ lanes needed. South First St. is part of Highway 80. ApfMrovM D*e Oct. 1 FMTOal minutes have been adopted by the Texas Highway Commission setting foTth its proposal for the improvenKints in Abilene. A copy has been sent to the City CiMnmlssion. Approval must be viXed by city nommissicmers within 90 days from July 1, 1954, date td the highway commission’s adoption of the pro- » » 93 99 87 u » posal If the city’s acceptance is voted by that deadline, the state will include the project in the 1^5-56 work program. Should the Ci y Commission fail to accept by the deadline (Oct, 1), the state’s offer will automatically be canceled. The state proposes to widen U. S. 80 to six moving-traffic lanes, plus a center lane (down the divide strip) for vehicles trying to turn left. It expects to construct highway overpasses on U. S. 80 above Mockingbird Lane and above Sayles Blvd. Te Ceet $870.00# Totfid estimated c(»t of the project in AbUene is $970.000. Tbese improvements will tie into the freeway (controlled - access highway) into which U.S. 80 is being converted «mtslde the city. U. S. M (South First St.) In AbUene has thewetlcalty four lanes of moving traffic. However, the parking wMdi has been aUowed on the south side of the street and the left turns off of the north side ctR the effective moving lanes to two First coDstruction contract M involving Abilene wUl pr<*ibly ex tend frwn Trent east to Oak Si. District Highway Engineer Jike Roberts said Wednesday. The proposal ottered city by the fexu Highway Cominisiion requiri^ that the dty: CRy te Get Right-ef-Wiiy <1) Furnish aU right-of-waqr dear of obstructioia airf without cost to tiie state. (2) Provide for immediate con struction of conthiuotMi oirb aM gutter, utility adjustment mâ storm sewers. (3) De aU otiiir work MCOMvy to tlw complete project with exception of pavement widening wsd overpass con^ruction. (4) Assume responsibility for bmlding driveways or sidewalks, should they be necessary. (5) Maintain that portion of the work which is the city’s construction responsibility. (6> Indemnify the state for any liability growing out of the city’s constrwAion. (7) Regulate traffic and prdiibit all parking on the highway within the city limits, Te BoM OverpwHMS The Texas Highway Department offers to: (1) Build the highway overpasses which win be elevated above Mockingbird Lane and diove Sayles Blvd. (2) Provide the pavement widening and .its base. (3) Maintain that portion of the work which it its construction res-ponsMity. Width of the total rlght-of-wi^ retired in Abilene is about 103 feet, Iti^rts said. That includes what hi already hi use and what must be acquired. Roberts stated that the street wWth pn^ at present varies from 56 to 60 feet, and that present parkways add from 12 to 20 feet to the existing right • of-wty. Exact ammmt of new r|gM-<^-way ttw city mi»t furnish hasn’t >aesi figured. ;